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Taupo's Floatplane

Lake Front Boat Harbour, Taupo, New Zealand
+64 7-378 7500
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Flying high

Took the 20min Flight and saw the main sights of the area, seemed short but we covered a lot in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sanmac610
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Moreton Bay Region, Australia
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Awesome Time

Ticked all the boxes, fabulous flight, nice views over the area. Very nice to see the Huka falls... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2017
tribe68
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Brisbane, Australia
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  • Average2%
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LOCATION
Lake Front Boat Harbour, Taupo, New Zealand
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+64 7-378 7500

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took the 20min Flight and saw the main sights of the area, seemed short but we covered a lot in that time. I am nervous of heights but this flight was really good and quite surprisingly spacious inside with three of us flying. The experience...More

Thank Sanmac610
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Ticked all the boxes, fabulous flight, nice views over the area. Very nice to see the Huka falls from above. Very good for a nervous flyer, as this was a smooth ride. A must do while in Taupo.

Thank tribe68
Neil K, Manager at Taupo's Floatplane, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2017

Thank you for the review. It was a pleasure to fly rou around.

Reviewed 11 July 2017

Fabulous flight on a flawless day with the most expert of pilots! I am a nervous flyer but didn't feel any fear in this great little plane - saw the whole of Lake Taupo, Craters of the Moon and the beautiful surroundings. A thrilling experience...More

Thank MaryFar
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Our family of 5 took the 20 minute tour - might seem short but we were able to see Taupo lake, geothermal plant, rivers, Huka falls, etc. In hindsight and if you have the budget to spare, the longer tours will bring you closer to...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 19 April 2017

While in Taupo, my mother and I decided to see the area from above. Having been in a helicopter before, we chose the floatplane instead and what a great decision. We had a wonderful time on the 20 minute flight and although I was worried...More

Thank kdblanch
Neil K, Manager at Taupo's Floatplane, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Thank you for taking the time to give great feed back. Hope the rest of thr holiday went well.

Reviewed 5 April 2017

A friend of mine and I made “A Taste of Taupo” flight and we liked it very much. The pilot was very experienced (20 years of flights) and during the flight he explained us what are the places we are flying over. The tour is...More

Thank Jana T
Neil K, Manager at Taupo's Floatplane, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Hi Jana, Thank you for the great review and awesome photos.

Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Wow! What an incredible experience. Phenomenal scenery over lake Taupo and surroundings. Views of Ruapehue, Mount Doom and Tobgariro were lovely. The highlights of the 20minute flight were the Haka Falls, the Craters of the Moon, the sharp rising cliffs around the edge of the...More

Thank 01donala
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

A taste of Taupo's lake from the air the views are spectacular, well worth the money the pilot gave a comentrey on all the important highlights. He had 20 experience on water plane's.

Thank Peter O
Neil K, Owner at Taupo's Floatplane, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave a good review. So glad you enjoyed your flight with me.

Reviewed 9 March 2017

Still can't believe we did this (the shorter flight) on a whim! But wow, the views were amazing. One daughter was a bit nervous to start with but the super female pilot did a good job of reassuring her and of flying, of course! And...More

Thank Pippola18
Neil K, Manager at Taupo's Floatplane, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2017

Glad you enjoyed you flight with us. Thank you for the great review.

Reviewed 22 February 2017

Wanting a floatplane flight on my visit to Taupo, I contacted Taupo floatplanes about matching me up for a flight to make the required number. Failing a match I was prepared to pay the extra for a flight. The staff went out of their way...More

Thank Eric M
Neil K, Manager at Taupo's Floatplane, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2017

Thank you for the great feed back

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evelynode
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Response from HughCondron | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. Taupo is very much geared up for camper van parking and you should have no problems.
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